Do you ever clean excessively due to a fear of germs?
Do you experience repetitive thoughts that cause anxiety?
Do you repeat routine actions such as putting on a shoe, opening a door, or getting into bed over and over until it âfeels right?â
Do you inspect the trash before throwing it out to see if you missed something important?
Do you feel a need to seek reassurance on something you did or said?
Do you have intrusive thoughts that are aggressive or taboo?
Do you feel a need to ensure things are in their proper order? (rearranging drawers, cataloging books, lining up silverware, etc.)
Do you have rituals that provide temporary relief for your anxiety, like checking, counting, or cleaning?
Do you worry about harm coming to loved ones because you werenât careful enough?
Do you struggle to control compulsive behaviors or obsessive thoughts?
Do you avoid certain numbers or colors because you view them as âevil?â or âunluckyâ?
Do you unnecessarily re-read emails, letters, or text messages before or after sending them?
Are home life, work, or relationships affected by your ritual behaviors or obsessive thinking?
Do you experience disturbing mental images of destruction, death, or other unpleasant events?
Do you spend at least 1 hour every day performing ritual behaviors or thinking obsessive thoughts?
Do you examine your body for signs of illness?